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Mr. Bahaa El Shafie

Executive Vice Chairman

Bahaa El Shafie has 30 years of banking experience in Corporate and Investment Banking.

Throughout the last 10 years, El Shafie headed the Corporate and Investment Banking Division at QNB Al-Ahli (previously National Société Générale Bank).

Besides managing the bank’s large corporate portfolio, he managed the bank’s Private Equity Portfolio in addition to Custody services and Mutual Funds. He was a leading member of several committees at QNB Al Ahli including; Management Committee, Assets and Liability Committee, Risk Review Committee, Recovery Committee as well as the Investment Committee.

Mr. El Shafie multidisciplinary background resulted in becoming the representative for QNB Al Ahli in a number of companies in various sectors including tourism, petroleum, and asset management, where he was assigned as member of the Board of Directors representing QNB Al Ahli.

El Shafie had spent several years working as the Head of Project Finance and Structured Finance at QNB Al Ahli, during which he arranged and managed several Syndicated loans for mega projects in different economic sectors including Petroleum and Petrochemicals, telecommunications, Construction, as well as large National Projects that required coordination amongst multiple Egyptian and foreign banks and Multilateral Institutions.

El Shafie led his team in assuming several leading Agency and Security agency roles as well as leading the arrangement of almost all Syndicated transactions in the local market. He Structured and Managed the execution of complex transactions including Mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs.

As an Executive Director and a core member of the committees at QNB Al Ahli, El Shafie has actively participated in multiple financial mergers throughout his career including the initial merger between National Société Générale Bank and Misr International Bank which was then followed by Qatar National Bank’s acquisition of National Société Générale Bank.

During El Shafie’s career, he managed to consolidate a range of certifications. After receiving a post-graduate degree in Investment Appraisal and Risk Management from Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA, El Shafie continued advancing his knowledge by having training courses - internally and externally - in the fields of Advanced Capital Market and Portfolio Management and Advanced Credit Analysis at the American University in Cairo, Derivatives and Options at SOGEMARC – Paris.

As El Shafie continues to stay well versed in the industry’s on-goings, he most recently took part in the Future Leaders Program at the Egyptian Banking Institute, the Leadership Program at London Business School as well as the Executive Leadership Program at Harvard University - Harvard Business School to be exact - in the USA.